Taught course

Teenage and Young Adults Cancer Care

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UCAS entry profiles may be found at http://www.ucas.ac.uk/profiles/index.html Working with or have worked with Teenagers/Young Adults with Cancer in a health or social care setting. Ability to study at postgraduate level. Have access to and be proficient at IT. Applications may come from non-standard entrant with relevant experiential learning. The Course Director will use their discretion to accept such applicants. Accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL) is available.

Months of entry


Course content

Working closely with Teenage Cancer Trust - the leading UK charity in this field - professional organisations and clinical experts from across the multi-disciplinary team, including young people with cancer themselves, we offer a postgraduate certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care through e-learning. This collaborative working ensures that contemporary clinical practice is strongly embedded in what we do and supports the strategic development of the workforce and services for this niche group of patients.

The Postgraduate Certificate (60 M level credits) comprises three modules (20M level credits each) all of which are mandatory. These are:

  • The Developing Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M58CPD (Term 1)
  • Caring for the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M57CPD (Term 2)
  • Independent Study - M05HLS (Term 3)

This is aimed at all of the multidisciplinary team who are involved with teenage cancer care and encourages students to work together online, to develop specialist knowledge and learn how the various roles combine to offer evidenced-based teenage cancer care. Through the presented materials, students will examine the complex social and political nature of health and social care impacting teenagers with cancer and help shape their professional development.

Why choose this course

  • The course will update you on current developments in practice and theory on the care of Teenagers/Young Adults with cancer;
  • it will enhance your own professional development and professional portfolio;
  • it will demonstrate compliance with Manual for Cancer Services: Teenagers and Young Adults Measures (NCAT 2011);
  • you can bring new knowledge and ideas into the workplace, inspiring local changes in practice and contributing to service improvement;
  • It will provide you with a platform to network with fellow colleagues in the field of Teenage Cancer Care.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office

Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
+44 (0) 24 7679 5388 or +44 (0) 24 7679 5958